|Title||Developing reusable technology workshops to enhance digital literacy|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2020/2021|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Jeremy Buhler|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||15,136|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Jeremy Buhler, Data Librarian, UBC Library
|Year 1: Summary|
This project helps graduate students develop research-enabling digital scholarship skills through workshops offered by the UBC Library Research Commons. The output will be a series of six reusable workshops about digital scholarship technologies with potential to enhance students’ academic research and future work. The project responds to growing interest in data science among UBC students and focuses on technologies relevant to geospatial data systems (GIS). We focus on GIS for its multidisciplinary appeal and its relevance to curricula in Geography, Forestry, and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA).
The project will hire six content developers (postdoctoral fellows and/or graduate students). Each will receive facilitation training from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), then develop and deliver a two-hour workshop on a GIS topic. Workshop content will be deposited into an open repository. Future iterations of the project could target other research-enabling skills aligned with student needs.
|Year 2: Project Year||Year 2|
|Year 2: Funding Year||2021/2022|
|Year 2: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 2: Principal Investigator||Eka Grguric|
|Year 2: Funded Amount||14,912|
|Year 2: Team Members|
Ekatarina (Eka) Grguric, Digital Scholarship Librarian, UBC Library Research Commons
|Year 2: Summary|
This project helps graduate students develop research-enabling skills through workshops offered by the UBC Library Research Commons. The output will be a series of six reusable workshops that respond to growing interest in data science among UBC students, focusing on technologies relevant to Digital Scholarship (DS) practice. We chose this focus for its multidisciplinary appeal, especially among disciplines that are not traditionally technology focused; the increasing number of tools and platforms catering to DS practice; and its curricular importance at UBC across disciplines and particularly in the Digital Humanities and Computational Social Sciences.
The project will hire three to six content developers (postdoctoral fellows or graduate students). Each will receive instruction design training from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) as they develop and then deliver two-hour workshops on Digital Scholarship topics. Workshop content will be deposited into an open repository under a permissive open license.